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“Documentary film from 12:00”

The Kon-Tiki Museum
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Ranked #2 of 64 Tours in Oslo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and artifacts from Thor Heyerdahl's world famous expeditions such as the original Kon-Tiki balsa raft which crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947 and the original reed boat Ra II which crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1970. In both the Kon-Tiki and Ra exhibitions there are separate children exhibitions. The Kon-Tiki Museum also houses one of the most comprehensive exhibitions about Easter Island in the world, including a replica of a family cave from Easter Island. Underneath the Kon-Tiki raft is a special underwater exhibit that is fun for kids. Cinema screening the original Kon-Tiki documentary movie (Oscar for best documentary in 1951) every day at 12:00. Great museum shops. Free with Oslo Pass. A must when visiting Oslo!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 April 2014

If you plan to go there, you'd better be there by 12 noon so you can watch the award winning documentary. It's worth watching.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

The bus trip from Oslo Central to The Kon Tiki Exhibition was around 30 miniutes long, reasonably comfortable (if you get a seat), and reasonably priced. There is a charge to enter The Exhibition but we got a discount because we all qualified as Seniors.
There is a very good film of The Kon Tiki journey, mostly taken by the crew. It is an amateur attempt at film making. However, the very fact that it was taken by the adventurors gave it credibility and real value. The raft is on display and on seeing the method of construction we quickly realised how perilious this journey was. The men showed great courage and were innovative and flexible in their handling of many dangerous situations.
I was particularly impressed by Thor Heyerdahls total determination to pursue his vision and to stick to methods of construction that were probably employed by The original voyagers from South American hundreds of years before. Using the sea currents and Trade winds they arrived in The Polynesian Islands in 101 days. A stunning achievement.

Adjacent to The Kon-Tiki raft is The Ra vessel that was also Thor Heyerdahls work. Another amazing project to prove his theory on this subject. We spent a couple fof hours at this site before moving across the road to The Fram Exhibition.

THe Kon-Tiki Exhibition is a 'Must Do' while in Oslo.

Thank HRH84
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Probably many people are unaware of Ko Tikki or Ra expeditions/voyages. Fascinating story of real adventures before health and safety, internet and GPS made world a small place. The actual 'boats/structures' are extraordinary - imagine crossing the Atlantic ocean on a home made raft!

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The museum really does a nice job of not only showing the rafts/boats but also telling the story of the adventurers and their motivations and journey. Some interactive areas and if you are with kids make sure you find the "cave" on the very bottom level of the museum!

Thank Kim T
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The story of the Kon-Tiki is so surreal and unbelievable, something you could only expect to learn about in a movie, that learning the story and seeing the real ship is truly something else!
We loved learning the story, and checking out the Kon-Tiki itself is a trip... it's hard to believe the journey these men took on in that raft!!
Very fun museum telling one of the most exciting stories of the last century!

Thank Mary B
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